A SUICIDE prevention program will be run in Kwinana next month.
Alternatives to Suicide is an innovative, peer-led suicide prevention approach from Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community in the US.
Two of their trainers, Sera Davidow and Caroline Mazel-Carlton, are returning to Australia to provide information and training.
The aim of the program is for people to find strength in coming together to talk about many taboo topics and to support one another in times of distress.
When people come together it can sometimes be powerful and healing.
The Myths of Suicide workshop in Kwinana is intended to provide a basic understanding of many of the myths and misunderstandings of suicide and people who say they are suicidal.
It is geared toward people working in peer roles, provider roles, family members, suicide attempt survivors and other community members.
The workshop is free.
WHAT: The Myths of Suicide
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13 8.30am to 12.30pm
WHERE: Medina Hall, Medina